Hurricane Hazel - 50 years later October 1954 Hurricane Hazel


Chronology of Storm Events / Hazel Affects Transportation / The Effects of Hazel on Toronto Area Communities / Southern Ontario Impacts /
Recovery / Lives that were Taken

Lives that were Taken

  1. Auger, George, age 22 - Hull, Quebec - electrocuted in Ottawa
  2. Babbidge, Claude - Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  3. Boyd, James, age 84 - 140 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  4. Brasz, Albert, age 48 - Weston - drowned
  5. Brough, Helen, age 80 - Raymore, Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  6. Clarke, John T., age 26 - O'Connor Drive - drowned at Woodbridge
  7. Collins, Clarence - Etobicoke Deputy Fire Chief - drowned
  8. Crymble, Ed, age 35 - 13 Island Road, Long Branch - drowned when their home was swept into a lake
  9. Crymble, Mrs. Ed, age 34 - 13 Island Road, Long Branch - drowned
  10. Curtis, Annie, age 75 - Fairglen Crescent, Weston - drowned
  11. Deadder, Clyde, age 19 - Thistletown - drowned in Humber
  12. Deadder, Murray, age 23 - Thistletown - drowned in Humber
  13. Drysdale, Jerry, age 23 - drowned in Woodbridge in the Humber
  14. Edgar, Charles - Baxter, Ontario - drowned at Beeton in the Boyne River
  15. Edwards, Kenneth, age 27 - 248 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned in Humber
  16. Edwards, Mrs. Joan, age 27 - 248 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned in Humber
  17. Edwards, Caroline, age three - 248 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned in Humber
  18. Edwards, Frank, age two - 248 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned in Humber
  19. Edwards, John, age three months - 248 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned in Humber
  20. Gamble, Frederick W. - Shelburne - drowned at Woodbridge
  21. Gillan, George - 144 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  22. Gillan, Helen - 144 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  23. Girodat, Paul, age 31 - Raymore Drive - drowned in Humber
  24. Hall, Kenneth, age 53 - 140 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  25. Haugh, Jack, age 72 - Beeton - drowned in Boyne River
  26. Haugh, Charles O., age 41 - Egbert, Ontario - drowned at Beeton in Boyne River
  27. Haugh, Mrs. Charles O., age 41 - Egbert, Ontario - drowned at Beeton in Boyne River
  28. Henderson, James, age 62 - Selby or Kingston - killed in auto crash near Deseronto
  29. Hodgson, Wayne, age seven - London, Ontario - drowned
  30. Jeffries, Edward Albert, age 69 - 143 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned in Humber
  31. Jeffries, Elizabeth - 143 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  32. Jeffries, Mrs. Thomas Sr. - Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  33. Johnston, Mrs. Robert, age 47 - Long Branch - drowned
  34. Joyce, Frank J., age 19 - Athlone - killed in auto crash near Brampton when car fell into a cave-in on Highway 7
  35. Joyce, Irving, age 20 - Beeton - drowned in car between Toronto and Beeton in Boyne River
  36. Lanning, Bruce, age 10 - Oshawa - drowned at Unionville when he was swept from his father's shoulders
  37. LeBlanc, Alice - 140 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  38. McCallum, Gordon - Palmerston - burned in Southhampton train wreck
  39. McGarvey, Philomena, age 45 - 152 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  40. McGarvey, Jacqueline, age nine - 152 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  41. McGarvey, Donald, age 17 - 152 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  42. Mercer, Frank - Etobicoke fireman - drowned
  43. Neil, Mrs. Jean, age 25 - 148 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  44. Neil, Adele, age one - 148 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  45. Neil, Susan, age three - 148 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  46. Neil, Darlene, age four - 148 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  47. Newing Gerald - 136 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  48. Newing, Katherine (his mother) - 136 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  49. Newing, Gerald Jr. - 136 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  50. Nicholson, Stewart - Palmerston - fatally injured in Southhampton train crash
  51. Oliver, Roy - Etobicoke fireman - drowned
  52. Palmateer, Dave - Etobicoke fireman - drowned
  53. Peasley, Lambert - 140 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  54. Peasley, Doris - 140 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  55. Peasley, Sylvia, age 18 - 140 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  56. Perry, Della, age 50 - Lansing - drowned at Woodbridge
  57. Radley, Diane, age eight - Woodbridge - drowned
  58. Radley, Bobby, age five - Woodbridge - drowned
  59. Reid, Donald, age 29 - Woodbridge - drowned
  60. Reid, Mrs. Donald - Woodbridge - drowned
  61. Reid, Dallas, age seven - Woodbridge - drowned
  62. Ryan, Charles, age 32 - 61 Fairglen Crescent, Weston - drowned
  63. Sauer, Mary - 53 Mattice Avenue, Etobicoke - drowned
  64. Salt, Vera - 136 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  65. Small, Angus - Etobicoke fireman - drowned
  66. Smith, Jack Sr., age 69 - Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  67. Smith, Grace, age 65 - Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  68. Smith, Jack Jr., age 30 - Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  69. Summers, George, age 75 - Deseronto - killed in an auto crash near Deseronto
  70. Thorpe, Clifford, age 27 - Island Road, Long Branch - drowned
  71. Thorpe, Patricia, age 27 - Island Road, Long Branch - drowned
  72. Thorpe, Robert, age two - Island Road, Long Branch - drowned
  73. Topless, Al, age 29 - 136 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  74. Topless, Anne, age 26 - 136 Raymore Drive, Etobicoke - drowned
  75. Trimble, Mrs. Marlon - Port Credit - drowned in Credit River
  76. Van Gelder, Lou, age 21 - Fairglen Crescent - drowned
  77. Wicks, Mrs. Nora, age 45 - Aylmer - drowned in Aylmer Creek
  78. Wilson, David - Weston - drowned in Humber
  79. Wilson, Lewis (his father) - Weston - drowned

Note: the official death toll for this storm is 81 people. Two names are missing from this list, but are believed to be the storm's orphan's grandmother, who was visiting at the time of the flood, and possibly Mr. and Mrs. Crymble's daughter, who was reported missing with her parents, but not confirmed dead in the follow-up newspaper reports of casualties.

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